Documentaries

    Explore all films and interactive documentaries that have been shown at IDFA over the years. Many are available to watch online, some for free!

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    Aftermath: the Remnants of War

    • Daniel Sekulich
    • Canada
    • 2001
    • 56 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Agnes & Nancy

    • Anne Milne
    • Scotland
    • 2011
    • 24 min
    • Panorama

    A portrait of two women wrestling with the fundamental changes brought on by early-onset dementia.

    Algorithmic Gardening

    • Shannon McMullen, Fabian Winkler
    • United States
    • 2018
    • DocLab Humanoid Cookbook, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    This multimedia installation follows the hardy soybean on its journey from garden to dinner plate, escorted by robots.

    All of Me

    • Susan Koenen
    • Netherlands, The
    • 2012
    • 15 min
    • Kids & Docs

    Diede and Emma share everything with each other. Everything? Well, almost everything. Because Diede has a secret: she's clairvoyant.

    Among Horses and Men

    • Marjoleine Boonstra
    • Netherlands, The
    • 2010
    • 78 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    American convicts in the final phase of lengthy prison sentences. Before returning to society, they must train wild horses.

    Anna's Story

    • Nienke Eijsink
    • Netherlands, The
    • 2009
    • 15 min
    • Kids & Docs

    Anna is a teenager who copes with the loss of her mother by emulating pop idol Britney Spears, who does everything Anna wouldn't do herself.

    Are You Listening!

    • Kamar Ahmad Simon
    • Bangladesh
    • 2012
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    A gorgeously shot observational documentary in which a young Bengali family contemplates their future in a region plagued by cyclones and floods.

    Arna's Children

    • Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel
    • Netherlands, Israel
    • 2003
    • 84 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Arna set up a children's theatre in Jenin, years later her son Juliano goes back to find the children.

    Askoo

    • Mohammad Ali Hashemzehi
    • Iran
    • 2011
    • 25 min
    • Panorama

    In the scorching desert of Balochistan, where only the wind drowns out the sluggish roaring of the dromedaries, shepherd Kannar contemplates his love-hate relationship with his favorite dromedary. 

    Baghdad Twist

    • Joe Balass
    • Canada
    • 2007
    • 30 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    The director interviews his Jewish mother, who fled from Iraq to Canada in 1970, illustrated by old photographs and footage.

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